‘Women in Capitol’ hailed

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, March 10 (PIA) –- In an effort to highlight the role and contributions of women leaders and employees of the Provincial Capitol here, a "Capitol Women’s Day" was celebrated, in line with the March 8 International Women’s Day and Women’s Month celebration.

In a ceremony held at the Capitol Social Hall, March 8, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson lauded and thanked all the women in the Provincial Government workforce for being the best leaders and workers in their fields.

"Women in Capitol" show their seedlings as their token from Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and the provincial government in celebration of the International Women’s Day and Women’s Month this March. *(EAD-PIA6/Capitol photo)

“As ‘Women in the Capitol,’ bear in mind that you are an inspiration to many; that you are educated, intelligent, and capable of effecting positive change, both in the household and in the community,” Lacson told a crowd of women Capitol employees.

He cited also the role of women health workers who make up the majority of the health workforce of the province, for being in the frontline in the fight against COVID-19.

“I hope the activity will give ‘Women in Capitol’ renewed vigor as pillars of service, strength, and grace, in their homes and in the Provincial Government,” the Governor added.

Some endeavors of the province that highlighted these women as included in the Gender and Development Priority Programs were the Masteral and Doctorate degrees and the scholarship grant for the employees’ children, launching of Mental Health Program and Psychological Counselling Services; monthly seminar and orientation sessions on Gender Sensitivity, Human Rights, Violence Against Women and the Safe Spaces Act, among others that are seen to assist and enhance the potential of every woman in the provincial government.

The “Kapehan sang Kababaenhan,” which is a sharing of programs and services for the provincial government employees, was also held as part of the activity.

Board Member Rita Gatuslao, chair of the SP Committee on Women and Family, with Board Members Juvy Pepello, Sixto Guanzon, and Miguel Alonso, Provincial Administrator lawyer Rayfrando Diaz, and Provincial GAD Focal Point System Action Officer Marie June Castro led the activities for Women’s Month celebration here. *(LTP/EAD-PIA6 Negros Occidental)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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